Application for Dan Promotion

All Cho Dan Bo and Dan members who wish to participate in an upcoming Dan Promotional Test must complete this application and receive approval prior to participation.
All applications must be submitted a minimum of 3 months prior to the test date to be properly evaluated and approved for inclusion.
Dan Promotional candidates may also have to sign additional releases or waivers prior to testing.

Minimum Time in Grade Requirements
All candidates must meet the following minimum time in grade training and/or teaching hours requirements prior to applying for or being nominated for testing.
Cho Dan Bo -> Cho Dan:   1 year  (100 hours min)
Cho Dan      -> Ee Dan:     2 years (200 hours min)
Ee Dan        -> Sum Dan:  3 years (300 hours min)
Sum Dan     -> Sa Dan:     4 years (400 hours min)
Hours must be actual and not anecdotal. Training/Teaching records should be maintained for verifiable actual hours.

Cross Ranking

Any and all persons who are Cho Dan Bo or higher who were promoted to that rank by an organization other than WPTSD, must first take a WPTSD Cross Promotional Equivalency Exam in order to be recognized by the WPTSD at that rank.

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Is this an Equivalency Exam?

Training and Teaching Hours
Breaks in Training (All breaks of 3 months or longer since the date of your last promotion

Breaks in Training
Total Training Hours (since the date of your last promotion.)
NOTE: Training hours, over 50% of your class attendance will be considered as training hours
Total Teaching Hours (since the date of your last promotion.)


Do you have any health issues or physical limitations which may hamper or exclude you from fully participating in the Dan Promotional Test?
Do you have any Health or Fitness Issues?
Health/Fitness Issues


Please tell us about your Tang Soo Do training
For example: 
  • When you began
  • Original Instructor
  • Current Instructor
  • Dojang(s)
  • How long you've been training
  • etc.
Please also provide a passport size photo 
Your Tang Soo Do Biography


This is a Western Pacific Tang Soo Do ONLY fee for certification by the WPTSD.
This fee does not include any and all other fees or costs which my be applied by your instructor, dojang, or affiliated organization for participating in the Dan Promotional Test.
Any and all payments and other testing requirements must be presented on or before the day of the event before the candidate will be allowed to participate.
Test essays must be submitted a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior to the day of the event.
NOTE: We recommend that your essay be submitted in pdf format, as soon as possible in order to prevent a delay with the outcome of your promotion.


WDU Dan Certification
Do you also want your rank certified by GM Kim and the World Dang Soo Do Union?

I, the above named candidate, agree to all of these Terms & Conditions as set forth below in order to participate in the upcoming Dan Promotional Test.

I agree that my participation in this event is completely voluntary. No claims against Western Pacific Tang Soo Do, its affiliates, Instructors, and facility shall be made for any and all injuries I may sustain while participating in this event.

I agree that the above information is correct and true and that if any pertinent information is determined to be false or this application is incomplete, I may be excluded from participation or promotion.

If candidate is under 18, please enter the parent or legal guardian's name below who is accepting these terms on your behalf.
Check this box to indicate that you have read and agree to all of the above terms & conditions
I certify that I am 18 years old or older.